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Kudos to  Phillip Loges , winner of TAPPI Corrugated Packaging Division’s Terry S. Paulson Memorial scholarship! Phillip is a rising senior at  Miami University  majoring in chemical engineering and minoring in paper engineering. He’s received hands-on experience as an intern at  GREENPAC MILL, LLC  in Niagara Falls, NY and looks forward to working as an intern this summer for  Sonoco  in Richmond, VA. Applications opening soon for 2022-2023 academic year.  #TAPPIScholarships   #MiamiOH   #TAPPICorrugatedDivision https://www.tappi.org/education/college-and-university-programs/scholarship-overview/2021-tappi-scholarship-winners/phillip-lo ...
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Let’s hear it for Rachel Johnson, recipient of a TAPPI 2021 Process and Product Quality Division John Walkinshaw Scholarship! Rachel is a senior at the University of Washington working towards a Bachelor’s of Science in bioresource science and engineering. She has worked as a summer student in the NORPAC Lab, working on brightness meters and the pulp calibration machine. This summer, Johnson will work at International Paper, Federal Way, WA in their Innovation Lab. After graduation, she hopes to find a career in the paper industry. Applications for 2022-23 scholarships will open soon.  #TAPPIProcessandProductQualityDivision   #TAPPIP &PQ  #TAPPIScholarships ...
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Congratulations to  Cheyanne King , recipient of a 2021 TAPPI Process and Product Quality Division John Walkinshaw Scholarship! Cheyanne is a senior at the  University of Tennessee, Knoxville  due to graduate in December 2021 with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering. After graduation, she hopes to work as a reliability engineer and further her education by pursuing a master’s degree in Reliability and Maintainability Engineering while working full-time. Applications for 2022-23 scholarships will open soon.  #GoVols   #TAPPIProcessandProductQualityDivision   #TAPPIP &PQ  #TAPPIScholarships https://www.tappi.org/edu ...
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TAPPI is proud to announce  Brandon Sanchez  is a winner of the 2021 Process Control Division scholarship!  Brandon is completing his junior year at  North Carolina State University  this spring. He is majoring in both paper science engineering and chemical engineering.  In Spring 2020, he worked in a Process Control Co-Op at  WestRock Company  and attained LSS Yellow Belt certification for devising acid reduction trials. He will intern with  Reynolds American Inc.  this summer. Applications for 2022-23 scholarships will open soon. #NCSU   #TAPPIProcessControlDivision   #TAPPIScholarships
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Dust Mitigation Committee (DMC) - Co-Chair & Co-Secretary The purpose of the DMC is to assemble expertise from the industry (40 members now) to discuss and make recommendations about mitigating dust and the associated fires that may result. Each position is a 2-year opening but that can change if passion is high to remain engaged longer or if job demands dictate that a person needs to step away early. The main thing is for the member to get some value out of the experience as well as the committee benefiting from their support.  If you are interested in either role, please contact  hpeterson@tappi.org . Tissue Division Planning Committee ...
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TAPPI is seeking nominations for its most prestigious awards that will be presented in 2022. Nominees should be individuals who distinguish themselves with significant industry contributions. Please take a few minutes today and recommend a deserving peer or colleague. Nominations are due August 1, 2021. Nominations are currently being accepted for: Gunnar Nicholson Gold Medal Award - the highest honor that TAPPI can bestow upon an individual. It is granted to those who have made preeminent scientific and engineering achievements of proven applied benefit to the pulp, paper, board, and forest product industries. In addition to an engraved plaque ...
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Kudos to  Bailey Feeney , the winner of a 2021 TAPPI Process Control Division Scholarship! Bailey is a sophomore at  Miami University  majoring in chemical engineering and minoring in paper engineering and process control. He is a member of the university’s TAPPI student chapter, and serves as the chapter’s underclassman advisor. Bailey will be interning at  Packaging Corporation of America ’s Jackson, AL facility this summer.  #TAPPI   #TAPPIProcessControlDivision   #TAPPIScholarships   https://www.tappi.org/education/college-and-university-programs/scholarship-overview/2021-tappi-scholarship-winners/bailey-feeney/
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Congratulations to Autum Satterfield , winner of a 2021 TAPPI Paper and Board Division scholarship! Autum is a rising senior at North Carolina State University majoring in chemical engineering and paper science and engineering. An active member of TAPPI, Autum is currently a mentor for freshmen in the pulp and paper engineering program. She has completed two internships; one with Clearwater Paper in Shelby, NC as a Quality Engineer, and the other with International Paper in Eastover, SC as a Process Engineer in the Finished Products Department. She will intern with Corning at their Wilmington, NC facility this summer. Keep it up, Autum! #NCSU; #TAPPIPaperandBoardDivision ...
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Way to go, Alex Boyd , winner of a 2021 TAPPI Process Control Division scholarship ! Alex is a sophomore at Western Michigan University (WMU) majoring in chemical engineering and paper engineering. A member of the TAPPI Ts’ai Lun chapter, Alex is currently working as a teaching assistant. This summer he will be interning as a process engineer for WestRock at their Battle Creek, MI facility.  #WMU @WesternMichU @WMUEngineers #TAPPI # TAPPIProcessControlDivision #TAPPIScholarships @TsaiLunWMU   https://www.tappi.org/education/college-and-university-programs/scholarship-overview/2021-tappi-scholarship-winners/alex-boyd/ ​
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Ronald “Iggy” Senchak North Carolina State University Winner of the Paper and Board Division Scholarship Iggy Senchak is a senior at North Carolina State University. He is majoring in chemical engineering and paper science and engineering and is pursuing a minor in business administration. Through co-ops and internships, Iggy has been able to gain work experience with multiple companies including WestRock, International Paper and Trinity Manufacturing.
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Kudos to D’Kayla Thomas , the 2021 TAPPI Environmental Division Douglas Barton Memorial Scholarship winner! D’Kayla is a sophomore at NCSU majoring in paper science and chemical engineering. She completed a co-op with WestRock in Charleston, SC where she worked hands-on projects and lab work in research and development. Keep it up, D’Kayla! #NCSU #TAPPIEnvironmentalDivision  #TAPPIScholarships https://www.tappi.org/education/college-and-university-programs/scholarship-overview/2021-tappi-scholarship-winners/dkayla-thomas/
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In today’s day and age, technology and the internet have taken over all activities, making lives more convenient and access to services are faster and more efficient. Today, we can purchase products and services from people far across, with geographical boundaries being the least of our concerns.   Websites are the new way of interaction and rather a great platform to talk about a brand, product, service, or sharing any relevant information. If you have a website and want to land higher sales, unlock a new business goal, then follow these tips to create more sales conversions.    Deploy more of what works   To create more traffic and subsequent ...
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Congratulations to @Lauren Cuddeback , winner of the 2021 TAPPI Coating and Graphic Arts Division’s Robert W. Hagemeyer Scholarship!  Lauren Cuddeback Western Michigan University Winner of the Coating and Graphic Arts Division Robert W. Hagemeyer Scholarship Lauren Cuddeback is a senior at Western Michigan University (WMU) studying paper engineering. During her time at Western, she has served on the WMU TAPPI Student Chapter (Ts'ai Lun) Board as secretary and has been elected as president for the 2021-2022 academic year. During her time on the Board, she has coordinated events like trivia night, field trips, a sled design competition, and Galentines ...
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The benefit of running an e-commerce business is being your own boss and making your own rules. However, when it comes to establishing an e-commerce business, there are certain key rules and regulations that you will have to adhere to, and we take a look at some.    Customer verification Cyber theft and consumers’ digital habits are prompting many e-commerce businesses to want ID verification as part of security and the consumer engagement process. Identity verification has become all-important for seamless purchasing experiences.  The ID Analyzer platform provides all businesses with a global identity verification solution that can be tailored ...
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Rosy Covarrubias is innovation director – Packaging at Buckman Laboratories in Memphis, Tn., specializing in sales, project management, marketing, technical service, and research and development. She began her career at Buckman in 1997 as a senior development specialist and has held roles of increasing responsibility ever since, including project leader, manager of product development, technology director, and product line manager. Prior to Buckman, Rosy worked for Papelera De Chihuahua S.A. De C.V., in Chihuahua, Mexico as a process engineer. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the Instituto Technologico de Chihuahua in Mexico, ...
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An in-depth reference and training guide on an often-overlooked area of the mill (March 30, 2021)   –   Written for entry-level and operating engineers who are new to the industry,   Lime Kilns and Recausticizing : The Forgotten Part of a Kraft Mill   serves as a training resource, and as an in-depth reference guide and refresher for more seasoned engineers in this area of the mill that is often overlooked in most textbooks. This new resource reviews the entire kraft chemical recovery cycle, as well as lime kiln chemistry, and includes 11 chapters dedicated to all areas of the kiln, both process and mechanical. It covers recausticizing chemistry, ...
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Spring is in the air, and so are the savings in the TAPPI Press Bookstore! For the month of April, take advantage of the TAPPI Press Spring Savings Event and save 25% on all TAPPI Press publications. Simply enter promo code   APRIL25   at check out. This is a great opportunity to restock your corporate or personal library with new releases like: Lime Kilns and Recausticizing: The Forgotten Part of the Kraft Mill —just released! Make Paper Products Stand Out Film Extrusion Manual, Third Edition Black Liquor Evaporation Kraft Recovery Boilers, Third Edition Guidelines for the Safe Assessment and Operation of Yankee Dryers. ...
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Nikolai DeMartini  is an Assistant Professor and an NSERC  Industrial Research Chair in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto. He helps run the industrial consortium, Effective Energy and Chemical Recovery in Pulp and Paper Mills. His research is focused on process chemistry in chemical recovery and renewable energy. Prior to joining U of T, he worked as a senior researcher at Åbo Akademi University at the Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry focusing on black liquor and biomass combustion and at the Institute of Paper Science and Technology (IPST) at Georgia Tech, where his research focused on scaling in ...
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Each year, TAPPI recognizes scientific achievement, outstanding leadership, professional excellence, and service to the industry and its communities. These awards do more than honor the achievements of those receiving them—they remind us of the qualities shared by TAPPI members. Meet the winners of TAPPI’s 2021 Board level awards—the association’s highest honors. Benjamin Frank, Ph.D.,   Director-Materials Research and Innovation, Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) has been named winner of the prestigious   Gunnar Nicholson Gold Medal Award . Dr. Frank is recognized as one of the most prolific contributors in the North American containerboard/corrugated ...
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Emma Smith University of Maine Engineering Division Charles B. Tibbits Memorial Scholarship Emma Smith is a junior at the University of Maine. She is studying Chemical Engineering with the intent to obtain a certificate in Pulp and Paper Management. She is certified as a Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt, a certification which she obtained through the University of Maine in 2019. Emma is a member of UMaine’s TAPPI/PIMA chapter and is active with the university’s AIChE student chapter, even serving a term as the group’s vice president. In 2019, Emma planned, fundraised, and attended a two-week pulp and paper research expedition in Austria and Germany with 11 of ...
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